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Re: Updates SOLVED! ... Or is it!

Ed Greshko wrote:
Joshua Andrews wrote:
Ed Greshko wrote:
Joshua Andrews wrote:
More to the subject; I keep getting the same slow-as-molasses mirror every time I run yum. Is there a way to be more geo-spacific about the choice of mirror servers?
Is yum-fastestmirror plugin installed?


You and Michael Swendt(?) Are a couple of people whom I thought would respect my perspective however if you have the inside info on the really coool new fastestest mirror patch then I will forgive you your prolix.

So do I just do; `yum install the fastest coolest mirror`?
The shortened form of the command is...

yum install yum-fastestmirror

[root f8 ~]# rpm -qi yum-fastestmirror
Name        : yum-fastestmirror           Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.1.10                            Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 1.fc8 Build Date: Fri 04 Jan 2008 02:38:15 AM CST Install Date: Fri 18 Jan 2008 02:17:04 PM CST Build Host: ppc4.fedora.phx.redhat.com Group : System Environment/Base Source RPM: yum-utils-1.1.10-1.fc8.src.rpm
Size        : 7607                                  License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Tue 15 Jan 2008 02:41:48 AM CST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         : http://linux.duke.edu/yum/download/yum-utils/
Summary : Yum plugin which chooses fastest repository from a mirrorlist
Description :
This plugin sorts each repository's mirrorlist by connection speed
prior to downloading packages.

FWIW, I used to take Prolix but it gave me an upset stomach.....

FWIW, taking prolix wont do much to unsettle (or settle) anything but even though I did not believe it, it is true, you can install the yum fastestest coolest package just as you recommended. That is cooler! I did it. I kind of wanted a way to use the Geo-IP db or something but if it works I'm satisfied for now.

- Joshua

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